Project 3:History Books of Stone

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Project Overview
Goals
Curriculum Connections
Resource Connections
Evaluation
  General Information
Lead Teacher(s): Christopher Mills
School: Clarenville Middle School
Grade Level: 8
Number of Students: 48
Project Start and Finish Dates: April 1999 to June 1999
Project's URL:

   Project Overview

This project is a continuance from one completed last year, with one addition, this year students will collect data from field studies to complement their research.

The focus of this project will be to expose students to various geological information as outlined by the grade eight science curriculum. For five weeks students will explore and collect data from various geological web sites. After this time of collecting data, students spent another week analyzing their results. After analyzing their data students developed various slide shows and web pages to present their data to their class. Should time allow, students will develop a web site to host the various student's projects.

   Goals

  1. Students will learn how to search for and collect information from various sources on the Internet.
  2. Students will learn about and appreciate the rich geological history of our planet.
  3. Students will learn how to organize their research findings.
  4. Students will learn how to decide the "good" information sources from the "bad".
  5. Students will learn how to present their information using a HTML editor, including the use of hypertext links in their documents.
  6. Students will learn how to publish and share their data using their World Wide Web.

   Curriculum Connections

This project will meet course objectives in the following areas:

  1. Science - Geological studies
  2. Language Arts - research techniques and presentation of findings.
  3. Language Arts - presentations and communication to various audiences.

   Resource Connections

  1. Internet connection. Provided by Cable Atlantic and STEM~NET.
  2. Internet server to place WWW pages on. This can be provided on the school's server or STEM~NET.
  3. Computer system capable of running WWW software. This will be provided by Clarenville Middle School.
  4. HTML editors and browsers, for example HTMLed and Netscape 4.0.

   Evaluation

  1. Development of good presentation and communication skills.
  2. Appreciation and understanding of various geological features, both of Newfoundland and North America.
  3. Development of good research/searching techniques using the Internet.
  4. Appreciation for the effects of the Internet as a communication device.
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